fedora 25
obsolete weakness #284


Weakness Breakdown


An obsolete weakness occurs when someone uses deprecated or obsolete functions when building a system. As a programming language evolves, some functions occasionally become obsolete.

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This C routine is considered obsolete.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Fedora 25 obsolete weakness.

 static int stk500_chip_erase(PROGRAMMER * pgm, AVRPART * p)
  unsigned char cmd[4];
  unsigned char res[4];

  if (pgm->cmd == NULL) {
    avrdude_message(MSG_INFO, "%s: Error: %s programmer uses stk500_chip_erase() but does not\n"
                    "provide a cmd() method.\n",
                    progname, pgm->type);
    return -1;

  if (p->op[AVR_OP_CHIP_ERASE] == NULL) {
    avrdude_message(MSG_INFO, "chip erase instruction not defined for part \"%s\"\n",
    return -1;

  pgm->pgm_led(pgm, ON);

  memset(cmd, 0, sizeof(cmd));

  avr_set_bits(p->op[AVR_OP_CHIP_ERASE], cmd);
  pgm->cmd(pgm, cmd, res);
  pgm->initialize(pgm, p);

  pgm->pgm_led(pgm, OFF);

  return 0;

 * issue the 'program enable' command to the AVR device
static int stk500_program_enable(PROGRAMMER * pgm, AVRPART * p)
  unsigned char buf[16];
  int tries=0;


  buf[0] = Cmnd_STK_ENTER_PROGMODE;
  buf[1] = Sync_CRC_EOP;

  stk500_send(pgm, buf, 2);
  if (stk500_recv(pgm, buf, 1) < 0)
    return -1; 

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